Saturday 7 July 2018
Amos 9:11–15. Psalm 84(85):9, 11–14. Matthew 9:14–17.
The Lord speaks of peace to his people—Psalm 84(85):9, 11–14.
‘I shall restore the fortunes of my people Israel.’
Today’s readings invite us to imagine a world where everyone can live life to the fullest. The Gospel speaks of transformation, of moving forward without blindly following old ways. The reading from Amos tells of ruined cities rebuilt, mountains dripping sweet wine and planted gardens yielding fruit.
Is our current standard of living sustainable for our planet?
Do we need to explore new ways of living and make sacrifices for the greater good?
Can any of us enjoy the fruits of our land of plenty knowing that so many others are forced to scrape by in places of ruin and despair?
What can we do to help transform our world into a place of peace and abundance for all?